HANDLING COVID-19 AT CAMP

         

WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE CAMP!

Praise God! The River of Life Camp leadership team has decided that camp is possible for the summer of 2020! We are so thankful that we are able to provide a fun and uplifting camp experience for the youth in our community over the next few months. Overnight Camp was still in question, but as of June 15th, we have determined that we can have it while doing our best to maintain the guidelines set forth by the state of Vermont. Day Camp is still available as well!

To remind you, we had made the decision earlier in the year to do the following:

 

Regarding Day Camp:

“Day Camp will continue as planned! Day Camp is still an incredible option for summer childcare. It has been a helpful option for many families during the summer months. We plan on providing these services yet again! All 9 weeks of Day Camp from June 22nd to August 21st will be available!”

 

Regarding Overnight Camp:

 “…camps happening during the weeks of June 21st to June 26th and June 28th to July 5th will be cancelled. This includes both weeks of Horse Camp, Adventure Camp, and our first week of 10-12 Youth Camp. As of right now, Overnight Camps starting July 5th or later will continue as planned. This includes our second 10-12 Youth Camp, 7-9 Youth Camp, and 13-18 Teen Camp. Family Nights of 10-12 and 7-9 Youth Camps will also be canceled…”

 

There are of course extra precautions we need to take as a camp and as a staff team to help reduce the risk of coronavirus at camp. We will be doing our best to implement these rules to keep our staff and campers safe. If you have any questions regarding these coronavirus restrictions, please refer to our parent letter below or feel free to email or call us.

Again, we are here to serve you and your family. If you have any concerns, please let us know and we will do our best to help!

 

Stay healthy and God bless,

Jesse Monroe, Director

 
 

FAQs

*NEW* What will ROL do to keep campers safe while at camp?

            River of Life Camp will be seeking to take precautions. Simple procedures such as the consistent washing of hands and covering of mouths when coughing and sneezing will be enforced. The State of Vermont has also put forward guidelines to reduce the risk as childcare providers re-open. We will be doing our best to follow the guidelines they recommend. Some of those guidelines include spread-out drop-off and pick-up times, the consistent washing of frequently used surfaces, and controlled group sizes.

 

My week of camp was cancelled. Will there be a refund?

            Absolutely! We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will provide a full refund for all campers effected by the cancellations. But please know that there is still a week of camp planned for every age (7 to 18)! We can also discuss switching your camper’s week of camp and adjusting the price by providing the needed refunds. An email will be sent to families affected by the cancellations.

 

I won a certificate for a free week of camp this year, but I don’t feel comfortable sending my child to camp yet. What will be done with certificates?

            If you won a certificate for a free week of camp this year and you don’t want to use it this summer, hold on to it! Summer of 2020 certificates will be honored in the Summer of 2021.

 

I am still looking to sign up for camp. Finances have been tough because of unemployment. Are there any ways to help with the cost?

            Of course. We have continued our early bird discount to the start of camp. This discount takes $20 off for a week of Overnight Camp and $10 off for a week of Day Camp. Additionally, we are still providing scholarships! You can apply for one on our website in the “Scholarship” page under the “Get Connected” menu.

 

What about staff? How will this affect those looking to serve at camp this summer?

            We are still looking to hire staff! Our Overnight Camp positions will be altered because of the cancellations—but Day Camp positions will continue as normal. If you want to serve at camp, please don’t hesitate to fill out an application on our website. Just expect some changes if you are interested in Overnight Camp.
 

COVID-19 Parent Letter